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by | Feb 4, 2022

Book of the Month: Marv


Written by Alex Falase-Koya and illustrated by Paula Bowles

Age 5+

Suit Up. Step Up. It’s Time to Become a Hero!

Marv is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa and reading comics with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discovers a mysterious superhero suit hidden in the attic… To his amazement, Marv learns that he is next in a long line of superheroes. Now the time has come to meet his destiny!

A powerful new series focusing on one boy’s journey to unlock the superhero within, these books are a celebration of the power of kindness and resilience. With a relatable protagonist, a hilarious robot sidekick, and a superhero suit powered by kindness and imagination, Marv will appeal to any superhero fan and thrill-seeking adventurer. Highly illustrated throughout, this is the perfect series for emerging or reluctant readers.


Win Marv and the Dino Attack and Marv and the Mega Robot

To celebrate the arrival of this brand-new superhero and his unstoppable suit, we’ve got three pairs of Marv books to give away.

For your chance to win a copy of Marv and the Mega Robot AND Marv and the Dino Attack, tell us the super power that your child would want from their own super suit.

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UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 27th February 2022. Terms and Conditions are available to view and download on Facebook.


About the books

Marv and the Mega Robot

Written by Alex Falase-Koya and illustrated by Paula Bowles

When the Science Fair is thrown into chaos by super-villain Mastermind and her giant robot, Marvin is the only one who can stop them. Will he be brave enough to step into his power – and into his superhero suit – to become the great and MARV-ellous superhero Marv? 

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Marv and the Dino Attack

Written by Alex Falase-Koya and illustrated by Paula Bowles

It’s an exciting day for Marvin and his classmates because they are visiting the Natural History Museum. Marvin and Joe can’t wait to see all those dinosaur skeletons up close, but they get more than they bargained for when supervillain Leo turns up and brings the Dino skeletons to life! Marv must use all of his newfound superhero skills if he wants to stop Leo and save his classmates from the gang of marauding dino skeletons running riot!

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About the Author

Alex Falase-Koya wrote the Marv series because he couldn’t see any heroes that looked like him when he was growing up. Alex has been reading and writing since he was a teenager and was a winner of Spread the Word’s 2019 London’s Writers Awards for YA and Children’s. He lives in Walthamstow with his girlfriend and two cats.


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